Klopp sent on Dominic Solanke to provide more of a physical presence up front and the Liverpool youngster had the visitors' two best efforts in the closing stages, firstly heading just over from 12 yards and then nodding wide in stoppage time.
Salah was given a chance to impress in Chelsea's home clash with Norwich City towards the end of the season but Mourinho made a decision to haul his January signing off at the break after a subdued first half. In the league, over 38 games, usually the team who deserves to win it wins it. As I said a lot of times in the last three games, if we want to keep the hope alive we have to win. We can not play players who are not available.
"We don't have a big squad and we had injury problems, so when the boys come back [they] don't have rhythm".
Because of the size of the achievement, it may be hard to focus on anything else but the final that will be played on May 26.
Liverpool's Egyptian sensation, Mohamed Salah, joined the Merseyside club from AS Roma on a five-year deal worth €35 million before the start of the season. However, with no midweek fixtures to unsettle them, it is a chance for Chelsea to technically draw level on points with the team now third should they win their next two fixtures.
"In the Champions League, when you reach the last 16 or quarter-finals or semi-finals, one situation - positive or negative - can change your future in this competition", Conte said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
In head-to-head statistics, these two clubs have met on 157 occasions, with the Reds boasting 71 wins compared to Chelsea's 53 while 43 matches ended in draws.
"I know my players better than you, and probably you don't know them so well to be always with these questions". Defenders David Luiz (knee) and Ethan Ampadu (ankle) are out. We should see Bakayoko starting, together with Olivier Giroud, in a mission to exploit Liverpool's defensive fragilities.